Golite RS3 Mummy Sleeping Bag 2011

The Golite RS3 Mummy Sleeping Bag is another bag made from largely recycled content, resulting in an 80 per cent reduction in energy use and greenhouse gases compared to normal manufacturing techniques. It’s a well-tapered fit and sports a three-quarter-length zip to save weight. You also get a decent baffle to protect that zip from cold spots. Inside, the bag has lots of room and so will suit those of a bigger build, but it feels warm for its weight and official temperature rating. It’s also reasonably light considering the size we tested was the long version. (Regular also available.) But the short zip doesn’t allow venting to the feet and there’s no shoulder baffle. The huge hood required some serious and not easy drawstring pulling to get tight, and then it bunched up and felt claustrophobic. Also, the stuffsack doesn’t come with compression straps. At this price the Golite RS3 Mummy Sleeping Bag feels expensive compared to others.

Size 225x32x77cm
Outer fabric recycled 50-denier polyester ripstop shell
Inner fabric 100% recycled 50 denier polyester taffeta
Construction offset hanging baffle, differentially cut, trapezoidal angled footbox
Insulation 100% recycled polyester ReFill
Minimum comfort temperature rating -4 deg C
Packed size 42x23x78cm; no compression available
Weight 1652g (long bag); 1704g with stuffsack
Made in China 
Stores in the UK 15

The Golite RS3 Mummy Sleeping Bag is a reasonable option if you want something with a lighter environmental footprint than most outdoor kit, but not the best for UK use. There are better, lower-priced alternatives.

Review by Ben Winston
First published in Trail magazine Spring 2011